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LISTEN: 13 chilling murder and true crime podcasts

Armchair detectives and case file connoisseurs will love these dramatic dives into our darker sides


Ma'ayan Plaut
July 23, 2017 2:30PM (UTC)

Don your detective gear; this collection of shows is perfect for the armchair sleuth. These 13 podcasts highlight unsolved murders and criminal activities, from the mysterious to the controversial.

1. “Casefile True Crime”

Unsolved cases that are shocking, terrifying and true.

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2. “Serial Killers”

This show offers a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profiles.

3. “The Generation Why Podcast”

Theories and opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries, conspiracies and true crime.

4. “The Vanished Podcast”

The stories of those who have gone missing.

5. “Hollywood & Crime”

A serialized docu-drama about the sensational cases and seedy underbelly of 20th-century Hollywood.

6. “Thinking Sideways”

Investigating mysterious things that don’t have answers with a skeptical approach.

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7. “Criminal”

Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.

8. “Stranglers”

A 12-part contemporary investigation of the Boston Strangler story.

9. “48 Hours”

CBS News’ "48 Hours" team takes an in-depth approach to difficult crime cases and human drama.

10. “The Grift”

Delve into the darker side of human nature and deceit with a unique look into con artists and the lives they ruin.

11. “First Day Back”

The second season asks, “How do you come back from the worst thing you’ve ever done when you don't even remember doing it?” It explores Lucie’s return from jail after she shot and killed her husband Gerry.

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12. “Once Upon a Crime”

A chapter-by-chapter look at true crime — kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more.

13. “They Walk Among Us”

Sinister and surreal true crime cases from the UK.

Crime and murder shows is a part of the Society & Culture podcast collection on RadioPublic. For more audio collections like this, check out RadioPublic’s guide.

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